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Guest blog: Creating the Paisley Pastel Dreams Quilt

My beloved Husband of 54 years passed away suddenly as lock down started and I was completely isolated from family and friends. As a means of coping I decided on the challenge of a quilt  - because of my fabric addiction and living in a small country town, I had everything I needed. I also… Continue reading Guest blog: Creating the Paisley Pastel Dreams Quilt

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Creating another Grunge style collection

There are several collections at Graceful Embroidery which feature my own style of grunge embroidery. A while back I was asked to create some embroidery for a bridal gown similar to my Amore Grunge collection but with morning glory flowers. I love these type of embroidery designs as they stitch out quickly as the leaves… Continue reading Creating another Grunge style collection

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Diary of a bird’s nest – a re-blog

Today I embroidered out one of the more simple blocks from Beatrice Quilt blocks 2. I wanted to check how this particular design looked with a large quilted background similar to one I had used in one of the Celtic Ivy blocks. I used Schmetz Gold embroidery needles, 75/11 and Tire Silk #50 threads. First of… Continue reading Diary of a bird’s nest – a re-blog

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diary of a quilt block with a bird’s nest!

Today I embroidered out one of the more simple blocks from Beatrice Quilt blocks 2. I wanted to check how this particular design looked with a large quilted background similar to one I had used in one of the Celtic Ivy blocks. I used Schmetz Gold embroidery needles, 75/11 and Tire Silk #50 threads. First of… Continue reading diary of a quilt block with a bird’s nest!

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a quilt block tutorial you cannot afford to miss!

A few weeks ago I decided it was time to find out all there was to know about quilt blocks, embroidering them out and joining them for a beautiful completed project. I have been asked several times what the back of my quilt blocks look like, and in this tutorial you will find out how… Continue reading a quilt block tutorial you cannot afford to miss!

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creating more Pamela’s Joy Quilt blocks

I am currently finishing off the second set of Pamela's Joy Quilt blocks and have been giving a great deal of thought to how best they can be stitched out, joined and completed. Several of you have asked me what my preferred method is, and at present I am developing my own unique system for all the quilt blocks at Graceful… Continue reading creating more Pamela’s Joy Quilt blocks